Isaac is a pop culture journalist and a freelance editor at Inverse covering TV and film. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association and the Boston Society of Film Critics, he also has bylines at the Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Fortune Magazine, Paste Magazine, Vulture, The Playlist, and RogerEbert.com, among others. In his off-hours, he enjoys climbing, hanging out with Koda (also pictured), and buying too many horror movie scores on vinyl.
Three Thousand Years of Longing review: All hail George Miller’s lush, loony fantasia
A world away from Mad Max, Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton star in this intensely imaginative ode to the powers of storytelling.
Coherence’s James Ward Byrkit plots his next indie science-fiction sensation
Following a successful Kickstarter, the filmmaker is making Shatter Belt one episode at a time.
Exclusive: 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' comic opens up the multiverse
Inverse is proud to exclusively share Lizzy Stewart’s comic “The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III,” from A24’s official companion book to Daniels’ hit film.
From Star Wars to Alien, Hatching’s creature designers make iconic monsters
Animatronics designer Gustav Hoegen and effects make-up designer Conor O’Sullivan discuss the magic of creature creation and Alien’s lingering influence.
The Northman explained: How the Viking epic brings “real authenticity” to Valhalla and Valkyries
Prof. Neil Price, one of The Northman’s historical consultants, answers burning questions about Robert Eggers’ Viking epic.
'The Northman' review: This primal, poetic Viking epic is one for the ages
Robert Eggers' historical fantasy-epic stars a ferocious Alexander Skarsgard as a Viking berserker on a path of vengeance.
How Apollo 10 1/2’s Richard Linklater and Glen Powell recaptured the space age
The Boyhood auteur blasted back to his 1969 childhood in space-obsessed Texas to make one of Netflix’s best original films to date.
Apollo 10 1/2 review: Linklater’s best animated epic since ‘A Scanner Darkly’
Richard Linklater’s earnest, fantastical time-capsule honors NASA’s 1969 moon landing.
Everything Everywhere All At Once review: Michelle Yeoh’s multiverse is unlike anything you’ve seen before
A24’s reality-warping sci-fi experiment could have only come from Swiss Army Man duo Daniels.
From Tyrion to Cyrano: Why Peter Dinklage is always “the smartest person in the room”
In Joe Wright’s musical retelling of the classic play, Dinklage shakes off Game of Thrones in dramatic fashion.
You need to watch the most intense thriller on Netflix before seeing 'The Batman'
A decade before directing "The Batman," Matt Reeves delivered a horror remake steeped in darkness and dread.
You need to watch Guillermo del Toro’s most evocative thriller on HBO Max ASAP
Up for four Oscars, this noir enlists Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, and Rooney Mara for a chilling vision of light and darkness.
10 years ago, Marvel changed superhero movies forever with one perfect shot
At end of a 30-second spot, Marvel’s The Avengers delivered the money shot to end all money shots.
You need to watch Robert Pattinson's most intense thriller before it leaves Netflix next week
Years before starring in The Batman, Pattinson played a scuzzy criminal on the run in one of the decade’s most high-voltage thrillers.
4 years ago, Tom Cruise cemented his status as the world’s biggest action star
Mission: Impossible — Fallout’s Super Bowl spot was more important than you think.
A24's After Yang is the first great sci-fi film of 2022
Elevated by Colin Farrell's aching performance, Kogonada’s second feature is another transcendent marvel of insight.
13 years ago, J.J. Abrams unveiled his greatest sci-fi achievement ever
Shaking off the franchise’s reputation as a cult object, the teaser for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek was a crowdpleasing triumph.
17 years ago, Christopher Nolan changed superhero movies forever — with a commercial
At the 2005 Super Bowl, a trailer for Batman Begins reset expectations for the superhero franchise and redefined the entire genre.
You need to watch the best spy thriller of the century before it leaves HBO Max this month
It's been a decade since this clockwork marvel first hit theaters.
The new 'Scream' is Craven in all the worst ways
The fifth entry in this once-subversive meta-slasher series should be the franchise’s last gasp.